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Building Lower Carbon Footprint Homes In NZ

When we think about green house gas emissions in New Zealand vehicles and cows immediately spring to mind, but buildings produce significant green house gas emissions over the course of their relatively lengthy lifetime too. This includes accounting for energy needs for the obvious things like heating, cooling, waste disposal and lighting, but emissions also [...]

2019-11-25T10:15:58+13:00November 25th, 2019|

Would You Live In The Christchurch CBD?

Despite the best efforts of local developers, established rebuild plans, drawcard anchor projects and the Christchurch City Council, construction of inner city apartment style living as part of the Christchurch rebuild has seemingly stalled in Christchurch’s CBD. The big plan was to entice more residents back into the CBD, creating a lively and vibrant city [...]

2019-09-23T15:29:39+13:00July 12th, 2019|

Choosing The Right Builder

Finding the right building company is one of the biggest decisions you will make when building a new home - which makes it well worth doing a little research. 5 Things To Think About Before Choosing Your Building Company Before you even start looking at paint colours and tapware you need to choose your building company, [...]

2019-06-13T13:59:08+13:00June 7th, 2019|

Smart Home Technology

Virtually everyone these days has some degree of ‘automation’ in their home, it can be as simple as the alarm used to wake you up at 6 am, or the blinds that you can control from your smart phone, right through to a more complex system of automated lighting and heating. In fact many modern [...]

2019-04-29T15:29:23+13:00April 8th, 2019|

What Is A Superhome?

These days we’re all looking for ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle, both for ourselves and for our environment. Although building a new home might not seem like the most obvious step in the sustainability direction, the Superhome movement is proving you can build a new home and tick all the eco-boxes. A common [...]

2018-10-15T09:50:45+13:00October 15th, 2018|

The New Christchurch Convention Centre – Te Pae

The History Christchurch’s original Convention Center was opened in November of 1997 by the mayor at the time - Vicki Buck. The fragmented concrete box was a success, sporting a glass facade with a large glass air bridge connecting it to the esteemed Crowne Plaza Hotel. This was the very first convention center in the [...]

2018-10-11T11:52:33+13:00September 27th, 2018|

Tiles for your new home build: 3 rules

Guest Post by Heather Cayford from Naturally Tiles in Christchurch Are you looking at choosing tiles for your new home build in Canterbury? Many in the market for tiles today, whether building new or renovating, are becoming more astute and knowledgeable about the product and their options. No longer are they accepting the mediocre and [...]

2017-12-01T13:43:25+13:00December 1st, 2017|

Why use a Mortgage Advisor for Construction Lending

Guest Post by Hannah Findlay from MI Mates - Specialists in Construction Lending Brent and HannaH Findlay 2016 was an outstanding year for the mortgage industry with interest rates hitting an all-time low, making it a maze for New Zealanders to borrow.  Constant changes to lending have been a contributing factor to why [...]

2017-10-30T12:50:33+13:00October 30th, 2017|

Match your house and new section with Build 7 Christchurch

Here's some ideas about matching your house design with your new section. When it comes to building your new Christchurch home it’s not just about getting the house design right. While many sites on property developments are quite straightforward in terms of topography (slope and lay of the land), other sites can be tricky. Matching [...]

2017-07-04T15:17:42+13:00July 4th, 2017|

New home building consents: NZ up – Canterbury down

There's positive news for New Zealand in terms of new home building consents, with dwelling numbers growing by 14%. This represents the first time double digit growth has been achieved since June 2016 according to Statistics New Zealand and a recent story in the NZ Herald. While that may be good news in the overall [...]

2017-04-11T14:17:10+13:00April 11th, 2017|
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